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| July 28, 2019 2:00 AM

Medical education firm holds open house

Best Practice Medicine of Bozeman, which recently opened an office at 600 Windmill Drive,Suite B, off U.S.2 near Columbia Falls, will hold an open house tour and barbecue from noon to 5 p.m. today, July 28. The medical mobile high-fidelity simulation lab will also be set up in the parking lot for touring.

Best Practice Medicine is a professional medical education company. The Columbia Falls campus will serve medical providers from Western Montana, Northern Idaho, Eastern Washington, and Canada, offering a variety of emergency medical education courses for the medical and public sectors.

Business grants available to Native Americans

Grants Available to Assist Native American Businesses Through Commerce’s Indian Equity Fund

The Montana Department of Commerce Indian Equity Fund is accepting applications for grants that assist start-up or expanding Native American businesses in Montana.

“These grants provide opportunities for tribal businesses to grow, develop and create jobs while strengthening economic sustainability for many communities in Montana,” Commerce Director Tara Rice said.

Since 2007, awarded funds have helped to start, grow, and expand more than 180 Native-owned businesses.

Eligible Indian Equity Fund grant applicants include enrolled members of the federally recognized tribes in Montana, and the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Grants of up to $14,000 may be used for the purchase of land, equipment, assets, technology or the development of a new product line. In addition, eight Native American Business Adviser organizations are available to assist applicants with their application.

For more information visit the website at INDIANCOUNTRY.MT.GOV.